Prof. Dr. Ichiro Sakata
Dr. Ichiro Sakata was born in 1966.
He is a professor at Todai Policy Alternatives Research Institute, the University of Tokyo. He also has a joint appointment as a professor at the Graduate School of Engineering and co-chair of Presidential Endowed Chair for power Network Innovation by Digital Grid. He is also visiting professor, Kyusyu University and consulting fellow, the Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry (RIETI).
He is a member of OECD’s Expert Advisory Group (EAG) to the Innovation Strategy, member of the Committee for Science and Technology Policy, The Engineering Academy of Japan (EAJ), project leader, the Energy Efficiency Roadmap Formulation Project at Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA), program advisor to the Service Science Solutions and Foundation Integrated Research Program of Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) , an advisor to the Arakawa city government, and an advisor to Reconstrution Agency.
His research interests include technology management, technology roadmap and innovation network, focusing on rapidly growing knowledge sectors such as healthcare and renewable energy. He has published more than 100 papers in peer reviewed journals and international conference proceedings. He is a editorial board member of Journal of Intellectual Property Association of Japan and Research on Work Competency.
He received his Bachelor's degree from the University of Tokyo in 1989, MA from Brandeis University in 1997 and Ph.D from the University of Tokyo in 2003. He has a 20 years'working experience as a senior policy analyst and director at the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI).
Prof. Dr. Junichiro MORI
Dr. Junichiro Mori was born in 1978.
He is an assistant professor in Graduate School of Engineering at the University of Tokyo. He has been a principal investigator on several ICT projects including a government-funded JSPS junior project and a Microsoft Research collaborative research project.
His current research interests include user modeling, Web mining, semantic Web and social computing. He has published more than 50 papers in peer reviewed journals and international conference proceedings in various fields including Web, Ubiquitous Computing, and Technology Management.
He received his Ph.D. degree in Information Science and Technology from the University of Tokyo in 2007. During 2006-08, he was a researcher at German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI). He was also a visiting researcher at the Artificial Intelligence Laboratory at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL) during 2004-05.
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